BC Soccer News, Thursday, August 31, 2017




Montreal Impact vs. Chicago Fire | 2017 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Though both these teams are coming off a loss, they’re headed in drastically opposite directions. The Montreal Impact suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Supporters’ Shield leaders Toronto FC, snapping a four-match winning streak that had them ascendant in the Eastern Conference.

“Next man up”: Farrell not stressed over ever-changing back lineThe Bent Musket
When the Revolution kick off against Orlando City SC on Saturday, the club will play without defenders Antonio Delamea and Je-Vaughn Watson, who left this week for international duty. That’s bad news for the navy and red, as Delamea has served as the team’s most consistent defender, starting all but one match this season.

What’s at stake for Toronto FC’s international players this week?Waking the Red
Toronto FC’s list of international representatives continues to grow: the Reds have eight players away with their national teams during this latest window.

A new version of an old problem for MLS US Soccer Players
MLS would surely love to see Giovinco return to the Azzurri fold, for the same reasons David Villa’s Spain call-up is a big deal. The flip side of the positive P.R., however, is the always lingering issue of the league’s schedule and decision to play through many international breaks.

10 coaches who would be a good fit in MLSMLS
After parting ways with Pablo Mastroeni and promoting Steve Cooke on an interim basis earlier this month, the Colorado Rapids are the only MLS club without a full-time head coach. They’re probably not the team that will be in the market for a new manager come this winter, however.

NYCFC: The Hartford and the Belmont DilemmaEmpire of Soccer
The force of nature and the interests of the New York Yankees combined to force New York City FC to move a home game to Hartford, Conn., and it’s likely they will conspire again. It has made the need for a stadium more apparent than ever, but as the club considers the opportunity to bid on a plot of land near Belmont Park, it runs the risk of alienating its fans.

Arthur Blank asks fans, supporters to help Hurricane Harvey victimsWSB TV
Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, asked fans and supporters of both teams to help provide relief to the victims who are suffering from flooding and catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Blank also said his foundation, The Arthur M. Blank Foundation, will match contributions from supporters up to $1 million when they donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

FC Dallas aiming to open National Soccer Hall of Fame in October 2018MLS
FC Dallas and US Soccer are planning to open the National Soccer Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium in October 2018, FCD CEO Dan Hunt told MLSsoccer.com earlier this month.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, Seattle Sounders FC 1, August 23, 2017BC Soccer Web
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SFU Men’s Soccer Season PreviewThe Peak
Simon Fraser University’s men’s soccer program has had countless successful seasons in years prior, andas they gear up for hopefully another, we take a look into the Clan’s men’s soccer team heading into the 2017–18 season.

Midfield brothers look to drive Clan to NCAA soccer title The Province
SFU Clan coach Clint Schneider shouldn’t have to worry too much about chemistry in the midfield with his men’s soccer team. He has plenty built in.

WSOC: T-Birds’ regular season gets rolling in VictoriaUBC
Coming off an undefeated pre-season, the Thunderbirds will kick off the Canada West regular season in Victoria on Saturday at 2:00 pm PST. The game can be watched live on CanadaWest.TV. UBC has their sights set on a return to the national championship with a strong mix of graduating seniors and fresh faces taking to the pitch.

Heat men host UBC in opener SaturdayKelowna Capital News
The UBC Okanagan Heat will open the 2017 Canada West men’s soccer season this weekend at home to a pair of familiar foes.

MSOC: ‘Birds take perfect record on the roadUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds (2-0-0) hit the road for the first time with another pair of key early season division matchups.

Talented teammates Peat, Zanatta sign with UFV men’s soccerUFV
The 2017 Canada West men’s soccer season is barely underway, but University of the Fraser Valley head coach Tom Lowndes already has a great start on his preparations for the 2018 campaign.

B Pretest will be phased out in 2018BCSA
This 2-year transition window gave coaches the ability to pursue and obtain the respective certification level they required or wanted for their coaching careers. As of 2018, the B Pretest will no longer be recognized as a coaching designation and it will not be a pre-requisite within the coaching pathway. The C License Coaching program is a Canada Soccer initiative that is being implemented in all regions of the country and has replaced the B Pretest.

Soccer Quest brings walking soccer to Kamloops Soccer Quest
Soccer Quest the leaders in soccer development in the BC Interior are pleased to announce the first walking soccer program to Kamloops. The games will take place at the Soccer Quest indoor soccer facility located at 1224 8Th Street in Kamloops.

CANADA WEST MSOC PHOTOS: UBC Thunderbirds 1, TWU Spartans 0, August 26, 2017BC Soccer Web
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BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book RecommendationsBC Soccer Web
Over the years, there have been many books on soccer and sport that have given us joy, laughter, and much to think about. We’re happy to share these with you. We’ll be updating this list as new titles become available, so keep checking.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017BC Soccer Web
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2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in ReviewBCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer. The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.

BC PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Surrey United 1 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 13, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017BC Soccer Web
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Becoming a BC Soccer RefereeBCSA
Whether you are an experienced referee new to British Columbia or if you are new to the discipline of refereeing BC Soccer Assoc. has a clinic and a pathway for you. The minimum age to become a referee is 12 years old (small sided) and 14 years old (11-a-side). Please enjoy the short video showcasing some Referee programs that BC Soccer offers and continue below for more on how to become a referee in BC!

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Free Physiotherapy Clinical Trial for Achilles Pain at UBC – UBC Centre for Hip Health & Mobility
Do you have Achilles pain? Interested in free Physiotherapy? If yes, join our clinical trial to look at the effectiveness of intramuscular stimulation (IMS), a form of acupuncture therapy, in treating Achilles tendon pain.

The BC Soccer Web Guide to Empire Field BC Soccer Web
Empire Fields and Plateau Sports Park is the lofty and formal name given to Vancouver’s newest addition to the soccer scene. Yet, anyone who’s ever kicked or carried both kinds of footballs around these parts knows the place by heart.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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Canadian coach still pursuing Impact’s Ballou Tabla, other prospectsSportsnet
The Canadian men’s team has undergone a transformation under Octavio Zambrano. The early returns are promising. Canada showed well at this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, putting on a respectable showing before bowing out to Jamaica in the quarter-finals.

McDowell a great find for MacEwan Ponoka News
A Ponoka forward is helping to bolster an Alberta university soccer squad as it embarks on another season.

UOIT Ridgebacks women’s soccer team ranked second in Canada after 2-0 start to OUA seasonOshawa This Week
Missing a key midfielder and two coaches has not prevented the UOIT Ridgebacks from making more history for the Oshawa university. After a 2-0 start to the new Ontario University Athletics (OUA) season, the Ridgebacks have reached a program-high ranking of No. 2 in the country.

Brampton soccer star Mikayla Dayes earns Big Ten honourBrampton Guardian
Mikayla Dayes is off to a great start in her university soccer career with the University of Maryland. On Tuesday, Aug 29 the Big Ten Conference announced that the Brampton native is the Freshman of the Week.

Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 NovemberCSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.

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USL Players to Feature for National TeamsUSL
A remarkable 18 current and former USL players will compete on the international stage this week in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying across four federations and international exhibitions.

Match Recap: Toronto FC II vs. Saint Louis FC Toronto FC
On a just plain beautiful night for soccer at the Ontario Soccer Centre, Toronto FC II battled back to steal a late point in a 1-1 draw with Saint Louis FC.

Doe, Dukuly make the moves from FCE Academy to the first teamthe11.ca
Teenagers David Doe and Abraham Dukuly are the latest to make the jumps from FC Edmonton’s Academy to professional contracts.

Sounders FC 2 comes up short in 1-0 loss to Tulsa Roughnecks FC at Starfire StadiumSounders FC
Sounders FC 2 (9-14-2, 29 points) fell in a 1-0 defeat to Tulsa Roughnecks FC (11-10-3, 36 points) at Starfire Stadium on Wednesday evening. Despite 21 shots, S2 was unable to convert a chance and snapped its two-match winning streak.

USL MATCH RECAP | Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 1, Portland Timbers 2 1 Timbers.com
Playing the first game of two matches in five days, T2 earned a 1-1 draw on the road against Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Wednesday night at H-E-B Park.

Pro Soccer the Goal for Lane United FC USL D3
Count Lane United FC among the clubs looking at a potential move to the United Soccer League’s new third-division league, which is set to kick off in 2019.

Eight markets submit applications to inaugurate NISA in 2018SBI
The National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), the country’s new third division professional soccer league which aims to inaugurate next year, announced the eight markets that have submitted applications to be a part of the league conditional to U.S, Soccer sanctioning. The markets are: Charlotte, Chattanooga, Connecticut, Miami, Milwaukee, Omaha, Phoenix, and St. Louis.

Washington’s 4th Division folded / moved / rebranded clubs league scorecard (update)GoalWA
You likely have heard the joke and punchline before: “How do you make a small fortune in soccer? Start with a big fortune.” It’s funny because it’s true.

USL PHOTOS: WFC2 2 LA Galaxy II 1, August 27, 2017BC Soccer Web
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Corinne Diacre replaces Olivier Echouafni as France Women head coachSky Sports
Corinne Diacre has left her position as manager of men’s side Clermont-Foot to replace Olivier Echouafni as head coach of France Women.

Meet the UEFA Women’s Champions League contendersUEFA
Lyon aim for an unprecedented third straight title while Fiorentina and Ajax make debuts: we introduce the 32 teams in the UEFA Women’s Champions League knockout phase.

Courage clinch playoff spot with 3-2 win over Spirit The Equalizer
The top-ranked North Carolina Courage became the first team in the NWSL to clinch a playoff spot, defeating the Washington Spirit, 3-2. Estefania Banini and Cheyna Williams got on the board for the Spirit, while Sam Mewis scored the Courage’s first goal and Jessica McDonald scored a brace to give the Courage their biggest win of the season thus far.

Mark Parsons dealing with tough lineup decisions as Portland Thorns near full healthOregonian
Allie Long has started 91 career matches for the Portland Thorns since the club’s inaugural season in 2013. She was also named to the NWSL Best XI in each of the last two seasons.

Sky Blue Shores Up Defense, Signs Benintente Empire of Soccer
The defensive woes that have plagued Sky Blue since midseason have been no secret to fans and opponents. On Wednesday, the Sky Blue front office made a move to strengthen the backline during the team’s push for the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs by signing local product Cassidy Benintente.

An odd NWSL deal: Brian to Chicago for Kristie MewisSoccer America
For the second time in nine days and third time in nine months, Kristie Mewis was traded. The sister of U.S. national team midfielder Sam Mewis was sent from the Chicago Red Stars to the Houston Dynamo for another U.S. national team midfielder, Morgan Brian. An odd deal, you might say.

Orlando Pride Development Academy Set To Kick Off Season This WeekendOrlando City SC
10 years ago, U.S. Soccer created the Boys Development Academy to foster the talents of young soccer players in America and help mold them into professional soccer players. Now, starting this weekend, the Girls Development Academy will begin all over the country.

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2018 World Cup – who has qualified for the finals and who can get thereESPN FC
The qualifying process for the 2018 World Cup, which began on March 12, 2015, is reaching its climax.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Uruguay hosts Argentina, Ecuador travels to Brazil, and moreSBI
It’s been just over five months since the last round of CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers, and there is still a lot to play for as many teams are still alive. Thursday begins Round 15 of qualifiers with four more matches for each country to play.

World Cup qualifying: State of play in Europe NBC Sports
With four rounds of qualifying remaining, all 13 European slots for the World Cup are still up for grabs. The picture should become clearer over the next week, with Germany able to secure its place at next year’s tournament in Russia.

Crunch time for FranceLigue 1
Deschamps’ side can ill afford another slip-up after the setback of losing 2-1 away to Sweden in their last qualifier in June, when a mistake by Hugo Lloris allowed Toulouse FC forward Ola Toivonen to score a last-gasp winner for the hosts.

Paul Pogba can lead France to World Cup glory, says MakeleleSN
Claude Makelele thinks Paul Pogba “has everything” he needs to lead France to glory at the World Cup next summer and believes he is Les Bleus’ most important player.

Australia lack penetration, let down in defence in World Cup loss to JapanESPN FC
Yosuke Ideguchi’s stunning late strike sealed Japan’s qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia as the Samurai Blue won 2-0 over Australia in Saitama on Thursday night.

Liverpool signs Oxlade-Chamberlain for $45M; Aurier to SpursSportsnet
England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain left Arsenal after six years to join Premier League rival Liverpool for 35 million pounds ($45 million) on Thursday, the most high-profile move in English soccer on the last day of Europe’s transfer window.

Disneyfication of clubs like Manchester City keeps showing benefitsThe Guardian
Red Bull, in Germany, Austria, Brazil and the US, and Manchester City have built up networks of sister clubs that save them time and money.

Newcastle’s Merino delighted with ‘better than Fabregas’ chants SN
Mikel Merino was delighted to hear Newcastle United fans label him better than Cesc Fabregas after his bright start at the club. The 21-year-old midfielder joined the newly-promoted Premier League side from Borussia Dortmund on an initial loan deal, which includes an obligation to buy him after 20 appearances.

Forgotten Chapecoense families waiting for answers on death flight and compensation Inside World Football
Eight months after the Chapecoense air disaster that shocked the football world, the families of many of those who lost their lives say they have been abandoned both by the club and the media.

Tinkering to follow tactical fashion can put right players in wrong rolesThe Guardian
This season we’ve seen full-backs at centre-half or attacking midfielders as wing-backs but it is hard to perform when you’re not comfortable carrying out the duties asked of you.

Rwanda bids for U17 World Cup hosting Inside World Football
Rwanda wants to stage the under-17 World Cup in 2019 – possibly in conjunction with Morocco – and has already communicated that to FIFA according to the president of the Rwandan FA (FERWAFA), Vincent Nzamwita.

Lionel Messi overrules security to take photos with young fanSportsnet
Lionel Messi is one of soccer’s biggest stars but his off-field actions might be more impressive.

“I’ve policed a lot of football. We must stop treating fans as the enemy”The Guardian
The outcry against the treatment of Manchester City fans at Bournemouth is a reminder – heavy-handed police and stewards should be shown the red card.

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